Lemon verbena is a plant and an herb.
- botanical information
- part used
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- cautions and contraindications
Botanical name: Lippia citriodora
Common name: lemon verbena
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Part Used: Leaves and flowering tops are used in tea infusions, either fresh or dired.
Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs
Astrological planet: Mercury
magickal correspondences and uses:
Mercury spells: Lemon verbena (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Mercury matters (overcoming addiction, breaking bad habits, communication, divination, eloquence, intelligence, mental powers, psychic powers, self-improvement, study, travel, and wisdom). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Mercury for a list of herbal substitutes for lemon verbena.
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
Love spells: Lemon verbena flowers are appropriate for use in love spells, such as the Aphrodite New Moon love spell.
Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Lemon Verbena Leaf: to break up lovers, success in the arts, drive away evil. Purification, Love
information courtesy of
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Lemon verbena is believed to be safe.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
See also: herbs.